The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mandated the military junta in Mali to appoint a civilian president and prime minister by September 15, and Ibrahim Boubacar removed Keita from power in the face of a transfer of power after the coup.
The regional body announced this at a summit meeting in the Nigerian capital Niamey, which was chaired by the president of this country, Mahamadou Issoufou, and asked the board to “help ECOWAS to help” to Mali “.
The member states of ECOWAS have stressed that this President and Prime Minister must be at the forefront of a transition process after which the junta must hand over power to the civil authorities, as reported in the Journal du Mali.
Issoufou had previously emphasized in his speech that “it is the body’s duty” to “help the Malians in the face of a rapid restoration of all democratic institutions”. “The military junta must help us help Mali,” he added.